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Wild Garlic Cheese Scones – The Best Cheese Scones Ever

Wild Garlic Cheese Scones

Scones | 23rd April 2016 | By

Since finally getting around to making wild garlic pesto this year, I can’t get enough of it. I’ve made three big batches and apart from some I’ve frozen, I’ve pretty much used it all up. One of the things I’d had in my mind’s eye was scones with a swirl of green running through them; when I made my first batch of pesto I lost no time in making these swirly wild garlic cheese scones with it.

Wild Garlic Pesto Scones Collage

Eaten warm from the oven, they were completely sublime. No butter or anything else was needed. The wild garlic cheese scones were also very good when cold and kept their quality on day two. I can’t say what they were like on day three as they didn’t last that long. Despite the wholemeal flour, they were surprisingly light and I can honestly say, the most delicious scones I’ve ever tasted.

Wild Garlic Cheese Scones

These wild garlic cheese scones would make a great addition to an afternoon tea if you’re surfing on the savoury side. They’re eminently dunkable in a nice bowl of lunchtime soup. If you’re reading this today, you could even whip up  a batch to celebrate St George’s Day. You can, of course. use whatever pesto you have to hand. 

Wild Garlic Cheese Scones
Yields 8
Light and delicious cheese scones with a swirl of green wild garlic pesto running through it.
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
40 min
Ingredients
  1. 4oz wholemeal flour
  2. 4oz plain white flour
  3. 1 tsp cream of tartar
  4. Β½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  5. pinch of sea salt
  6. grind of black pepper
  7. 1oz unsalted butter
  8. 2oz cheddar cheese - grated
  9. 1 egg
  10. 125ml kefir, buttermilk or watered down yoghurt
  11. 1 tbsp wild garlic pesto or pesto of choice
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, rub the butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  2. Stir ΒΎ of the cheese into the mixture along with the salt and pepper.
  3. Make a well in the centre. Break in the egg and pour in the kefir or buttermilk.
  4. Stir with a round-bladed knife from the inside out until the mixture comes together.
  5. Roll out into a rectangle about ΒΌ in / 1 cm thick.
  6. Spread the pesto over the top in a thin layer, leaving a slight gap around the edges.
  7. Roll it up as tightly as possible on the long side to form a log then slice into 8 pieces.
  8. Lay the pieces out onto a lined baking tray and top with the remaining cheese.
  9. Bake at 200℃ for 20 minutes when the tops should be golden and the bottoms sounding hollow when tapped.
Notes
  1. Don't worry if the mixture is a little damp, just flour the rolling surface well.
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Simple and in Season LogoThese wild garlic cheese scones go off to Simple and in Season with Katie at Feeding Boys

 

 

Eat Your Greens LogoI’m also sending these off to Shaheen at A2K – A Seasonal Veg Table for Eat Your Greens.

 

 

Bake of the Week LogoNot forgetting Bake of the Week over at Casa Costello and Maison Cupcake.

 

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  1. Leave a Reply

    shaheen
    23rd April 2016

    These sound delicious. I don’t make savoury scones that often but when I do – I love them. I do love the Wild garlic season and its such a versatile green leaf too. Thanks for sharing with #EatYourGreens.

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      Choclette
      23rd April 2016

      Wild garlic is wonderful stuff Shaheen. Ive used it in many ways before, but never made pesto. This has opened up all sorts of deliciousness, such as these scones πŸ™‚

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    Katie Bryson
    23rd April 2016

    Man alive these look amazing! I always surf on the savoury side, so would definitely be partial to one (or perhaps two) of these little beauties!!!! Thanks for entering Simple and in Season this month πŸ™‚

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      Choclette
      25th April 2016

      It’s funny, this year seems to be the one for wild garlic, I’ve never seen so many recipes coming out on the net.

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    Rebecca
    23rd April 2016

    These look very enticing! I’m not sure what wild garlc is or if we have it in the states, but I will be looking for it now.

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      Choclette
      24th April 2016

      Thanks Rebecca. You have ramps, Allium tricoccum, which CT says can be used in a similar way.

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    Janice
    23rd April 2016

    I’m a big fan of the savoury scone and also of wild garlic. Your scones look amazing, I love the sort of swiss roll effect that you have got with the pesto. Thanks for sharing my recipe too.

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      Choclette
      25th April 2016

      Thanks Janice. I had a vision of a Swiss roll type scone and it actually turned out pretty much as I was hoping πŸ™‚

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    Elizabeth
    24th April 2016

    I was absolutely over the moon last year to find a patch of wild garlic here in Shetland. I’ll have to try making my own pesto this year when it’s big enough. These scones look AMAZING!

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      Choclette
      25th April 2016

      Thanks Elizabeth. Hooray for wild garlic in Shetland. Hope there’s enough there for you to harvest.

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      Choclette
      25th April 2016

      If you like garlic, these are fantastic, but if wild garlic is hard to find you could use a different type of pesto instead.

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      Choclette
      25th April 2016

      I know the wild garlic goes brilliantly in these cheese scones, but I strongly suspect most pesto would be a winner.

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    Aimee
    25th April 2016

    I’m obsessed with anything pesto so these have me drooling! I will have to try a dairy-free version!

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      Choclette
      25th April 2016

      Oh do try a dairy free version Aimee. I was wondering about doing one. It would be easy enough to replace butter with coconut oil, but I wasn’t sure how to get that savoury cheesy flavour in – nutritional yeast flakes perhaps?

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      Choclette
      25th April 2016

      Oh I love it too Angie. Sadly the wild garlic has all gone over now, so I’ll have to wait for another year – apart from the bit I managed to stash away in the freezer πŸ˜‰

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    Sarah, Maison Cupcake
    26th April 2016

    I so wish I knew somewhere to forage wild garlic near me, I used to love the smell of it in the woods as a child! Always love a savoury scone more than a sweet one, I’d want to eat the whole batch here!! Thanks for joining in with #BAKEoftheWEEK !

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      Choclette
      27th April 2016

      Yes, I guess London is a bit problematic when it comes to wild garlic, although I got some in my veg box a couple of weeks ago.

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    Phil in the Kitchen
    26th April 2016

    All the wild garlic I gathered this year went in pasta and bread but I’m wishing I’d made these now. I’m pretty sure that there’s a sheltered patch of wild garlic down by the local river that will still be worth collecting – so maybe there’s still hope.

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      Choclette
      27th April 2016

      Ah but pasta and bread are good ways to go Phil. I’m intrigued by the bread and may have to attempt something on that line next year.

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    Lucy
    27th April 2016

    These would be so perfect with a bowl of tomato soup. I’m so excited to start cooking with spring garlic. Can’t wait to try these scones!

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      Choclette
      28th April 2016

      Ooh yes, tomato soup is a good idea Lucy. It would make for a good colour contrast too πŸ™‚

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    Mary * The Goodie Godmother
    27th April 2016

    We used to have a wonderful garlic vendor near our old home where we could find all sorts of beautiful varieties of garlic… I miss him more now after reading this recipe! In my corner of suburbia, the shop garlic is all I have. What a lovely recipe!

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      Choclette
      28th April 2016

      Thank you Mary. Love the idea of a garlic vendor. I’ve never seen anything for sale here other than straightforward garlic – although that is wonderful stuff which I wouldn’t be without.

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    Catherine
    27th April 2016

    These savory scones look and sound delicious! I love the wild garlic pesto too…absolutely fabulous! xo, Catherine

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      Choclette
      28th April 2016

      Thanks Catherine. I can’t get enough of the wild garlic pesto at the moment.

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      Choclette
      28th April 2016

      Thanks Molly, we’ve decided we need more of them in our life πŸ˜‰

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    The VegHog
    30th April 2016

    What a great recipe, I want to eat 10 now! Thank you for sharing with Eat Your Greens. I will be posting the round up soon. πŸ™‚

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    Dom
    1st May 2016

    they really do look exceptionally good. I’ve just picked a whole heap of Wild Garlic and have lots of plans, including these scones. Utterly divine stuff C x

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      Choclette
      1st May 2016

      Glad you got hold of some finally Dom. It’s wonderful stuff indeed and I can’t help but say … so are these scones πŸ˜‰

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